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Misdiagnosis of Behçet’s disease presented with intracardiac mass as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(3): 285-289 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.30509

Misdiagnosis of Behçet’s disease presented with intracardiac mass as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

Hale Ünal Aksu1, Pınar Yazıcı2, Kürşat Öz2, Nevzat Uslu1, Ersin Erek2
1Department of Cardiology, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul

Behçet’s disease is a chronic multisystem inflammatory disorder. There are limited data about cardiac involvement, but it is seen rarely. Herein, we present a 33-year-old male patient with heart failure secondary to a right ventricular mass. It was first diagnosed as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) histopathologically. During the postoperative follow-up, a thrombus was detected at the interatrial septum, and the patient was reevaluated. The diagnosis was possible Behçet’s disease, and the mass, previously reported as IMT, was determined to be an organizing thrombus with a mixture of granulation tissue and thrombotic material.

Keywords: Behçet’s disease, heart neoplasms; inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.

How to cite this article
Hale Ünal Aksu, Pınar Yazıcı, Kürşat Öz, Nevzat Uslu, Ersin Erek. Misdiagnosis of Behçet’s disease presented with intracardiac mass as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(3): 285-289

Corresponding Author: Hale Ünal Aksu, Türkiye
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